Abortion-rights movement

More filmmakers join slow-moving protest against Georgia's abortion ban

In this image, a crowd of protestors stand outside the the Georgia state capitol building. Many hold signs.
Abortion-rights advocates rally in front of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on May 21. Photo: Tami Chappel/AFP/Getty Images

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's "fetal heartbeat" abortion ban, the 4th of its kind in the U.S., has sparked a slow-moving protest of filmmakers in a state known for its heavy hand in the film industry.

What's new: Emmy-award-winning director Reed Morano canceled a scouting trip to Georgia this week in response to the abortion ban. Morano's upcoming Amazon show "The Power" is the first program to pull the plug on filming in Georgia.

Booker publishes plan to protect reproductive health care rights

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Cory Booker. Photo: by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) unveiled a plan Wednesday to advance reproductive health care rights, such as access to abortions and birth control, if elected president.

"I stand with those leading the fight for reproductive freedom and will continue to fight to protect the constitutional right to abortion and ensure that everyone has real access to reproductive health care."